Warning Signs of a Stroke
Signs and Symptoms
The time someone was last seen or known to be well will help to determine what type of treatment the patient may receive. It is very important to call 911 as soon as these symptoms are recognized.
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance and coordination
- Sudden headache with no known cause
The symptoms of stroke depend on what part of the brain is damaged. In some cases, a person may not even be aware that he or she has had a stroke.
Not all warning signs will occur with every stroke. Many times people will state they had a really bad headache prior to symptoms or say they “just don’t feel right.”
Don’t ignore symptoms if they go away. You should still seek medical help.
Time is critical when you or someone you know is having a Stroke. Call 911 if you think you're having a stroke.
| F ace
|| facial droop and uneven smile
| A rm
|| arm numbness and arm weakness
| S peech
|| slurred speech, difficulty speaking or understanding
| T ime
|| Call 911 and get to the hospital immediately